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Exercise physiologist owners Mike Lapolla and Nick Galuardi lead fitness team in Saratoga Springs

Owners, Nicholas Galuardi and Michael Lapolla

After nearly 10 years of working together for a local cardiology group in Saratoga Springs, Mike and Nick ventured out to build their own facility.   They intended to utilize their clinical expertise as exercise physiologists to create a better fitness experience.   In 2009 Saratoga Health and Wellness was born.  It’s a niche fitness facility for individuals seeking evidence-based exercise and nutrition programs delivered in a friendly, laid back atmosphere.

Lead exercise physiologist owner Michael Lapolla specializes in fitness programs for clinical and performance populations



Owner & Exercise physiologist. American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Specialist. Titleist Performance Institute Certified. Graduate of Ithaca College, BS Exercise Science. Passionate about all things outdoors-hiking, cycling, kayaking, telemark skiing and anything else with his Wife Ashley. Former avid bicycle racer. Loves Mexican food. Loves Pizza. Actually likes reading textbooks and new gadget manuals. Hiked the 130 mile Northville-Placid trail with his wife. Reads Inc. Magazine and Velonews regularly. Right now he’d rather be: Skiing, in the mountains…

Lead exercise physiologist owner Nicholas Galuardi specializes in fitness programs for clinical and golf performance populations



Owner & Exercise Physiologist. Titleist Performance Institute Certified. Graduate of Ithaca College, BS Exercise Science. Passionate about auto racing and Formula 1. Loves the spring and summer, but appreciates the fall and winter. Enjoys volleyball, skiing and golf. Loves flashy sneakers. Is ashamed when his car is dirty. Thinks he’s a mechanic. Does home improvement projects because he’s too frugal to hire someone. Right now he’d rather be anywhere with his wife, or racing at Watkins Glen with his family…

Rebecca Mahoney Certified nutritionist and registered dietitian leads nutrition counseling program at Saratoga Health Wellness



Certified Dietitian graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh. Resides in Saratoga with husband Mickey and 2 girls, Claire and Annie. Enjoys community service, committee work, swimming, and gardening. Passionate about the health and welfare of children. She’s most proud of her family and creativity. Wishes for more time and more travel. Her favorite expression: “Past failures do not predict future successes.” You might not know about her: She is (and has) an identical twin!

Exercise physiologist Colleen Fraser from Potsdam College designing personal training and fitness programs



Graduate of SUNY Potsdam with a BS in Exercise Science. Currently holds the 200 yard breaststroke record at SUNY Potsdam. Passionate about swimming, the outdoors, and trying new places to eat. Loves to go shopping. Would never say no to Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Right now she would rather be at a winery. Tasting wine. Although she should be hiking in the Adirondacks…..